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The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a nonprofit organization founded in 1926. The ARL is the state's largest animal shelter, serving over 19,000 animals each year from all corners of the state. With a focus on adoption, humane education, cruelty intervention, spay and neuter programs, and reuniting lost and found pets with their owners, the ARL is the greater Des Moines area's only shelter that never turns away an animal in need.

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3 Kittens Found in Dumpster - Only 1 Survivor

posted 10/22/2014
One week ago, a construction crew was tossing broken concrete into a dumpster, only a few miles from the ARL, when they heard a meow. They quickly climbed in to find 3 kittens and rushed them to us. Sadly, two of the kittens did not make it. Miraculously, one kitten did survive and his prognosis is hopeful. ...

Agencies Partner to Rescue Kitten from Culvert

posted 9/26/2014
On Wednesday we received a call from a Polk County Animal Control Officer to assist with a 6 week old kitten he was trying to rescue from a 20 foot culvert in Johnston. With the morning rain, the water was rising and he wasn't able to reach the kitten, despite his best efforts. We quickly loaded up with nets and poles and headed out there. ...

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